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Zimbabwe's homo-bigot

The 82-year-old “elected” dictator of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, hasn’t lost any steam when it comes to gay bashing. At a celebration of his own birthday, held in a stadium and attended by thousands, he let loose bile worthy of the American Family Association, only he has the power to arrest gay-affirming clergy. He made threats to do so. (365gay):

Speaking in Shona, one of Zimbabwe’s two major tongues, Mugabe denounced homosexuality.

Leave whites to do that,” he declared. Mugabe told the cheering throng that same-sex marriage is a threat to mankind and condemned churches that bless gay unions.

He said his government would jail any clergy who performed a blessing ceremony for gay couples in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is heavily Anglican and the speech was applauded by Anglican priests in the crowd.

Mugabe routinely refers to gays as dogs and has on two occasions ordered police to round up and imprison gays.

Even with those clear cut wild remarks, there has been a lot of talk about whether Mugabe’s up to the job anymore.

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